- Dear Canon/Nikon/Panasonic Can I Use Custom Firmware With My Camera?24 May 2013, 11:50 am
I was really interested to see how camera makers reps would respond to questions about installing custom firmware on their cameras. I approached Canon, Nikon & Panasonic customer service departments with a simple question:
I would like to use Magic Lantern/Nikon Hacker / Ptool with my 5DmkII/D7000/GH2 and was wondering if it will void my warranty.
all my best,udi
Both the short version, No, Yes, Yes and a longer more detailed one after the jump.
heya, reading th...
- Dear Model..., kindest regards, Other Model. XXX23 May 2013, 7:37 pm
A short while back Jen Brook wrote an open letter to photographers on behalf of models. Here is a second letter from her to her fellow models. It is actually packed with information for photographers as well.
Dear (new’ish) Model,
My name is Other Model. I have spent the last couple of years finding out a few things that I wish I’d known from the start. Please don’t think I’m patronizing as I mean this only in goodwill, as there is absolutely no gain for me by sharing these cheats. Not ...
- Nikon D3s Goes Through Swamp, Shower, Car Drop, Ice Block And Fire. Survives To Tell23 May 2013, 6:54 pm
Nikon advertises their D3s as a war tank that can withstand some serious damage. French site pixelistes took it to the test. And when I say');" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Diyphotographynet/~3/pjEuK_4-fk8/nikon-d3s-goes-through-swamp-shower-car-drop-ice-block-and-fire-survives-tell" target=_new>Nikon D3s Goes Through Swamp, Shower, Car Drop, Ice Block And Fire. Survives To Tell23 May 2013, 6:54 pm
Nikon advertises their D3s as a war tank that can withstand some serious damage. French site pixelistes took it to the test. And when I say "took it to the test" I mean beat the living juice out of it.
Aside from using the D3s under running water, soaking it in a tub, dropping it from a car, dumping the camera in a swamp, freezing it in a block of ice and setting it on fire, they were actually pretty soft with it.
Surprisingly the camera lived to tell the tale. Albeit with some of the plastic ...
- Have you seen Flickr’s new avatars?24 May 2013, 5:48 pm
As well as the new layout and the new business model that it rolled out this week, Flickr also introduced 12 new default avatars for anyone who chooses not to upload her or his own identifying image to attach to their homepage and comments. Designed by Charis Tsevis, they’re bright, blocky, and I have to [...]...
- Why white-balance lens caps don’t make sense23 May 2013, 12:00 pm
It may be purely coincidental, but over the last few days, I’ve heard a lot of buzz about various products that clip onto the front of your camera to help you white balance your images. The idea is that you place a special lens cap on your camera, snap a photo, and use that color [...]...
- Flickr confirms: ‘Pro’ memberships can be retained22 May 2013, 5:31 pm
It seems as if creating a fuss can sometimes reap rewards. One of my, and just about every other ‘Pro’ user of Flickr’s, concerns regarding the site overhaul and changes to its business model has been clarified. ‘Pro’ members do now have the chance to renew their membership at the existing price (about $25 for [...]...
- Sante Fe Adds 2-Day Workshops to Summer Schedule, Creates Mix and Match Workshop Program.23 May 2013, 11:55 am
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops has added a new series of two-day workshops to their summer schedule and shifted their long-format workshops to a Wednesday-Saturday schedule. This means that you can now take a long-format workshop and a two-day intensive workshop just before or after. Heck, you could even pair two intensives before and [...]...
- Guest Blog—Peter Read Miller: Hands-On With the Canon 200-400mm at the London Olympics20 May 2013, 12:27 pm
A guest blog for PixSylated by Peter Read Miller, Canon Explorer of Light Last summer, while on assignment for Sports Illustrated at the London Olympics, I was one of the lucky handful of photographers who were given a pre-production version of Canon’s [...]...
- Speedliter’s Intensive Spring Tour Kicks Off Next Week. First Stops: Austin, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles3 May 2013, 2:42 pm
I’ll head out early Monday morning for the first leg of my five-week Speedliter’s Intensive tour. First up are Austin, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles/Long Beach. Then I’ll make a quick dash home for Mother’s Day. Busy first week. Also on the line-up are: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Denver, Detroit, [...]...
- How to Make Your Footage Stand Out, Vol. 214 May 2013, 3:42 pm
A few months back, we used footage from our collection to illustrate some of the things you can do to make your clips stand out from the crowd — regardless of how traditional your concepts might be. Now we’re continuing the series, choosing more of our favorite new contributions on common themes to reveal how [...]...
- Our New Keyword Suggestions Tool Is Here29 April 2013, 9:43 pm
We’re excited to announce the public debut of our latest feature for Shutterstock Contributors: the new Keyword Suggestions tool. We heard from you that good keywording can be difficult and time-consuming, so we set out to make it both easier and faster, while increasing the accuracy and relevance of your results. The first version of [...]...
- Contributors: Getting Your Inquiry to the Right Place26 April 2013, 10:15 pm
As you know, if you have an inquiry regarding your Shutterstock contributor account or portfolio, you can always email us at email@example.com. We are happy to help you resolve any issue you may be having or answer any questions that you may have. We have created a list for you below with the email address [...]...
- Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters is Now Available on DVD, and Netflix Streaming23 May 2013, 4:45 am
Netflix have acquired the rights to stream Ben Shapiro's excellent 77-minute documentary, Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. You can also buy it outright on DVD for $24.
Sadly, the Netflix access this is US-only (maybe Canada? nope!) and only for Netflix streaming subscribers. But this is still far and away the biggest audience to have had access to the film.
There's no telling how long it will be up to stream. Netflix is notorious for having, then not having, the rights ...
- On Assignment: Back to the Well22 May 2013, 4:17 am
Tian Lu (left) and Yuri Shadrin are both accomplished pianists in their own right. But when they play as a duet (on the same piano) they produce an intuitive mix of music and banter that could only come from the married couple that they are.
He is Russian, she is Chinese. Which made them the perfect choice to perform in China later this month in commemoration of an upcoming regional trade partnership between China and Russia.
So I shot their publicity portraits in one of my favorite little e...
- Q&A: Photek Softlighter II or Paul Buff PLM?21 May 2013, 7:36 pm
Sydney, Australia-based photo assistant Diego asks:
You seem to use the Photek Softlighter a lot. How would this compare to the Paul Buff PML Soft-Silver with the White Diffuser?
While they are similar (both sub-$100 Octa killers) they are pretty different under the skin, So which model you'll prefer depends on how you'll use it… Read more »...
- Make Time and Create Networks to Develop Your Photography2 May 2013, 11:09 am
Photography: Bruce Myren Full time professional photographers complain about the competition from enthusiasts who don’t count their overheads. They worry about finding their next client, spend more time than they’d like on paperwork and marketing, and if they’re being honest, they’ll admit that not all jobs are equally exciting. But they still have one big [...]...
- When Mobile Photography Beats Traditional Photography18 April 2013, 1:46 pm
Photography: Star Rush For most photographers, the lens on a smartphone is a fun toy. It provides a way to capture a moment — a moment to which they hadn’t brought their DSLR — and it lets them share those snaps with friends and family. But it’s not a real camera. It’s not a device [...]...
- iStockPhoto Founder Re-Creates Two-Tier Stock Industry10 April 2013, 8:21 pm
When Bruce Livingstone launched iStockPhoto thirteen years ago, he split the stock industry. For the first time, enthusiasts — people with no connections to the photography industry, no professional training and no experience of creating for a market — could upload their photographs and make money from their talent. The result was a revolution. While [...]...
- Meet The Deluxe Pop-Up Flash Bounceand His Light Perfecting Pals23 May 2013, 10:00 am
You’ve got the Camera and the Action — now, about those Lights. We’ve rounded up our favorite easy to use lighting gadgets. And we’ve even added a new one … The Deluxe Pop-Up Flash Bounce that bounces light from any angle. Grab up these gizmos and give your photos pro-quality lighting, just the special sparkle [...]...
- How to Use Photography to Help in Natural Disasters — Operation Photo Rescue21 May 2013, 10:00 am
UPDATE 5/22: Due to an overwhelming response, Operation Photo Rescue has closed their volunteer registration. Check back later! We’ll update when it opens again. You’ve run through this fire drill a million times over: first, you grab the family cat, then your family photos. Sadly, it doesn’t always work out that way. While many are [...]...
- How Street Photography Can Turn into Astrophotography16 May 2013, 10:00 am
Those Star Trek special effects guys are going to feel pret-ty foolish when they find out about Adam Kennedy. Turns out you don’t need years of computer-generated image training to create breathtakingly detailed alien planets. Adam finds his planets on the street! Fire hydrants, my friends. He photographs, the rusted, peeling spheres that sit atop [...]...
- It’s Never Too Late23 May 2013, 1:45 am
“Silver Falls State Park” in Silverton, Oregon Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 40mm lens, 4 sec at f/16, ISO 100 In just a few weeks we pack up and move to California (Bay area) to relocate for Brian’s new job at Google. I’ve lived in a lot of places over these past five years, from … Read more →Copyright © 2013 Nicolesy, Inc - Nicolesy (All Rights Reserved)
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- New eBook: The Inspired Photographer16 May 2013, 3:28 pm
I am so excited to announce the official release of my brand-new eBook, The Inspired Photographer. This eBook is my way of helping YOU find the one thing you hope to maintain as an artist: inspiration. Here’s a quick blurb from the description: We all want to be inspired, do great things and keep up our … Read more →Copyright © 2013 Nicolesy, Inc - Nicolesy (All Rights Reserved)
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- Perfect Inspiration: Lightroom & onOne Software15 May 2013, 1:10 am
I have a new video up over on the onOne Software website, you can watch it above … and don’t forget to head over to the onOne Software website to download the preset (for free!). For a limited time, us the discount code NICOLESY for 15% off any purchase at onOne Software. Copyright © 2013 Nicolesy, Inc - … Read more →Copyright © 2013 Nicolesy, Inc - Nicolesy (All Rights Reserved)
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- What The Duck #139025 May 2013, 12:56 am
We've been fans of Aaron Johnson's comic strip 'What the Duck' for years. 'WTD' is one of the best satirical comic strips in the world, and it's published here every week, as well as being included in our weekly newsletter. Barbed, topical and always amusing, we hope you enjoy WTD as much as we do. Click through for this week's strip....
- Accessory Review: Phottix BG-5D III Battery Grip for Canon 5D Mark III25 May 2013, 12:16 am
The Phottix BG-5DIII battery grip is a budget-friendly alternative to Canon's BG-E11 battery grip for the EOS 5D Mark III, allowing you to double the battery life and enhance handling when shooting vertical format images. Can it do the same job for less cash, or should you save up for the Canon-branded accessory? Find out in our review. ...
- Sign up for the DPReview newsletter today!24 May 2013, 8:08 pm
Just a reminder - you can get a weekly update of all that's new in the digital photography world by subscribing to the Digital Photography Review Newsletter! As well as updates on what we've published, we'll also be sharing sneak peeks at what we've got in the pipeline, as well as a weekly cartoon strip, and occasionally also readers' polls, (bad) jokes, suggestions for photo projects and more. Click through for more details. ...
- Commoditization and what it Can Teach Stock Photographers17 May 2013, 12:16 am
This is a guest post by Luis Alvarez of Stock Performer. The supply of stock photography knows no limits! Today’s stock agencies offer huge image libraries and grow ferociously each month. Is stock photography becoming a commoditized product? What can photographers learn from other commoditized industries and be more successful? At Stock Performer, we talk about [...]...
- Microstock Expo is Back!25 April 2013, 7:17 pm
Microstock Expo is back, bigger and better than ever! And by “ever” I mean “last time”. The big news is that Bruce Livingstone will keynote. We’re super chuffed to have the Godfather of microstock opening the conference! The other big change is that, following popular demand, we’ve expanded the program to cover not just photography, [...]...
- Elnur Amikishiyev – Microstock Celebrity22 February 2013, 12:05 pm
Meet Elnur Amikishiyev, one of the world’s most productive microstockers. Elnur currently has over 64,000 photos in his Shutterstock portfolio placing him in the top 10 Shutterstock portfolios by size.Â At Depositphotos he has over 76,000.Â He added over 25,000 photos to his Shutterstock portfolio in the last 12 months alone. What makes Elnur’s amazing [...]...
- Abstract Photo Manipulation in Photoshop CS 624 September 2012, 5:13 pm
The new promotional images for Photoshop CS6 are really amazing, they were created by Alberto Seveso, an incredible digital artist from Italy. Seveso has been pushing the limits of creativity and the use of Photoshop for a long time and we are great admirer of his work. Intrigued with artworks we decided to create something inspired by his work.
It's amazing to see that such amazing images are most of the times done by simple techniques. This tutorial will show you how to achieve similar effect ...
- Easy Furry Text in Photoshop17 September 2012, 5:54 am
We have been posting tutorials for almost 6 years and our goal here was and will always be trying to share easy techniques we');" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/abduzeedo-tutorials/~3/16R4ALSrEtM/easy-furry-text-photoshop" target=_new>Easy Furry Text in Photoshop17 September 2012, 5:54 am
We have been posting tutorials for almost 6 years and our goal here was and will always be trying to share easy techniques we've learned along the way. We try to make the tutorials short and open to adaptations so you can add your touch in order to create an unique result. That's the case of this week's tutorial. It's a simple Photoshop technique that can be applied to a wide variety of effects, from fur to grass, fire and pretty much anything.
So in this tutorial we will show you how to create...
- Create a Playstation Controller in Illustrator10 September 2012, 11:52 am
For our tutorial this week we');" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/abduzeedo-tutorials/~3/Va7swA8HiBM/create-playstation-controller-illustrator" target=_new>Create a Playstation Controller in Illustrator10 September 2012, 11:52 am
For our tutorial this week we're going to show you a simple way to create a realistic, but illustration style, Playstation Controller using Illustrator. Since I'm a video game enthusiast, although I actually never had a Playstation, this was really fun to do, hope you guys enjoy doing it too.
This is a tutorial less focused on drawing skills and more into the Illustrator tools, so this should not be that hard for begginers. You execute it using a mouse or even a track pad, good luck.
- Save Up to 30% on Lightroom Training Videos through Monday!24 May 2013, 4:49 pm
Lightroom 5 looks to be around the corner, but if you don’t plan to upgrade right away, do take advantage of this great sale on my Lightroom 4 video training series. Rest assured that everything you learn will be applicable to Lightroom 5 as well. Lowest Prices Ever: 25% OFF ON ONE OR 30% OFF [...more]...
- Adobe Announces New Photoshop Available Only Through the Creative Cloud15 May 2013, 7:32 pm
I’m a bit late on this news from last week, as I was on vacation with no internet access, but here goes: Adobe announced the upcoming June 17 release of the next version of Photoshop, Photoshop CC, available only through a Creative Cloud monthly or annual subscription. No longer will we able to purchase and [...more]...
- Newsflash: “Lightroom” App Coming to Our Tablets with Cloud Sync1 May 2013, 8:57 pm
Today on Kelby TV’s Grid show, Adobe Product Manager Tom Hogarty demonstrated an iPad app still under development that might give us many of Lightroom’s capabilities. How many is unclear, but specifically mentioned as possibilities were basic editing, sorting, picking, and collections management. This app would not use our original raw files, but the “DNG [...more]...
- Quick Tip: Create a Seamless Coffee Bean Pattern in Illustrator24 May 2013, 12:41 pm
In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple coffee bean pattern in Adobe Illustrator. You will start by learning how to create a simple art brush. Next, using some basic tools and effects along with the Round Any Corner script you will learn how to create the starting coffee bean shape, how to multiply, resize and recolor it. Finally, taking full advantage of the Snap to Grid option you will learn how to create your own pattern.You have your Coffee Shop Logo, so now you have a ...
- How to Create Text-Free Assembly Instructions in Adobe Illustrator23 May 2013, 12:17 pm
Do you like to read assembly instructions? I certainly don’t! If you’re like most people, you would rather skip the text and try to assemble something using the illustrations only. Am I right? Some people like to try to assemble things using no instructions at all! Sadly, there is nothing we can do about this group.In this tutorial, you will learn how to create concise, easy to follow, text-free technical illustrations for people who need a little guidance but prefer to skip all the ...
- Create a Coffee Cup Mock Up in Adobe Illustrator Using the 3D Revolve Effect22 May 2013, 12:34 pm
Adobe Illustrator’s 3D effects can be a used to create quick, yet realistic product mock-ups. While not a full ray-tracing 3D application, Illustrator’s 3D feature is quite sophisticated, and it has some advantages over its more expensive counterparts. For starters, vector objects and effects can be scaled to any size without loss of quality. It’s easy to re-purpose vector art you’ve already created, plus you don’t have to leave the friendly confines of Illustrator....
- Listacular Creates Flexible To-Dos, Is Packed with Gestures25 May 2013, 6:00 pm
iPhone: There's already a glut of to-do list apps available on iOS, but Listacular is a new entrant into the fold that brings a beautiful interface, Dropbox syncing, and collaborative list editing to the table, and it's definitely worth a look.Read more... ...
- Top 10 Paid Apps That Are Well Worth Their Price25 May 2013, 3:00 pm
Don't get us wrong: free apps are amazing, and we're awfully thankful for them. But sometimes, you get what you pay for, and a few bucks can get you a much better app that'll make your life so much easier. Here are 10 paid apps we think are well worth the price.Read more... ...
- Break the Cycle of of Busyness with These Three Questions25 May 2013, 2:00 pm
Humans are habitual creatures. We fall into habits and routines to help us get through the day, but after awhile, some of those habits might become unnecessary, and can cause us to constantly feel busy or overwhelmed. Every few months, it's worth stepping back and taking inventory to break out of the cycle of busyness.Read more... ...
- Use These Apps to Help You Sleep Better [Android & iOS]25 May 2013, 6:30 pm
After a hectic day, the best thing you can do is to get a beneficial amount of sleep. There are always new studies appearing that prove how important sleep really is to a person, improving everything from your energy and mood to your metabolism. However, it may not be quite as easy to get that much-needed sleep, especially the deep sleep that can make all the difference. It might be a good idea to try a few apps to help you with your sleep.Continue reading the articleRead full post: Use These Ap...
- Twitter Releases Lead Generation Card, A New Way To Get Offers & Discounts Directly From Twitter [Updates]25 May 2013, 5:30 pm
Twitter has announce on Wednesday the launch of Lead Generation Cards, a new feature that caters to consumers and has already created value for the social-media service's advertisers. Lead Generation Cards are a new Tweet format that allows users to express interest in discounts and offers promoted by their choice of companies and other entitiesContinue reading the articleRead full post: Twitter Releases Lead Generation Card, A New Way To Get Offers & Discounts Directly From Twitter [Update...
- Cool Websites and Tools [May 24th 2013]25 May 2013, 4:31 am
Check out some of the latest MakeUseOf discoveries. Most of the listed websites are FREE or come with a decent free account option. If you want to have similar cool websites round-ups delivered to your email daily email subscribe here....Continue reading the articleRead full post: Cool Websites and Tools [May 24th 2013]
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- Ten Pieces of Inspiration #12725 May 2013, 2:00 pm
Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Aristotle on the educated mind “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle If everyone was capable The post Ten Pieces of Inspiration #127 appeared first on The Simple Dollar....
- When You Change Yourself, You Change Those Around You24 May 2013, 8:00 pm
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn At the start of 2006, my life was in financial disarray. I’ve described many times what I did to turn it around. I clamped down hard on my spending. I started saving for the future. I learned a The post When You Change Yourself, You Change Those Around You appeared first on The Simple Dollar....
- Do Amazon Mail Order Subscriptions Save Money?24 May 2013, 2:00 pm
When I buy household products, I look at the cost per unit before everything else. I try to figure out the cost per ounce, the cost per bag, and so on whenever I examine an item. Usually, my comparisons end up looking at the cost of the item at our local warehouse club versus the The post Do Amazon Mail Order Subscriptions Save Money? appeared first on The Simple Dollar....
- Spare Change: The free, cheap, and paying extra edition24 May 2013, 11:00 am
This post is from staff writer April Dykman. I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I’m in the process of renovating a house. This includes a complete kitchen remodel, new fireplace, drywall to replace wood paneling, refinishing the ceilings, paint and wall repairs in every room, and more. Needless to say, this project has kept me [...] ...
- Look, Mom! I’m on TV!23 May 2013, 7:00 pm
This post is from staff writer Kristin Wong. “If they cleaned this place up, it could be pretty nice.” –My mom’s take on NYC. This week my mom was kind enough to take some time off work and accompany me to New York, where I was a guest on one of her favorite shows, “Fox [...] ...
- Money highlights while traveling23 May 2013, 11:00 am
This post is from staff writer Kristin Wong. Last week, I got back from an amazing 10-day trip. Brian and I saw Stonehenge, sailed the Irish Sea, and I threw up three times. It isn’t a true vacation unless I’ve thrown up. During our journey, we had a few money-related experiences, and I took the time [...] ...
- Building Your Savings Account24 May 2013, 5:47 pm
One of the most important ways to be frugal is also one of the most difficult, and that is building your savings account cushion- an emergency fund, yes, but also a fund that makes it possible for you take advantage of unexpected bargains. We recently were given an unexpected opportunity to buy 1/4 or 1/2 [...]
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- How Budgets Help In Making Big Life Decisions21 May 2013, 11:32 am
Budgeting came late to Husband and I. Not that we didn');" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FrugalHacks/~3/jdt-14YJZy0/" target=_new>How Budgets Help In Making Big Life Decisions21 May 2013, 11:32 am
Budgeting came late to Husband and I. Not that we didn't watch over our funds carefully in years past, just that we found the years of self-employment to be quite challenging in setting careful budget categories. Now, I think in this season of life, we do much better with writing out a realistic budget each [...]
Making Healthy Choices and the Frugal Life Heating up collards cooked the day before and slicing a...
3 Quick Budgets Do’s and Don’ts Along my current theme ...
- Meshing Love With Frugal Living14 May 2013, 10:46 am
Husband calls and with emotion in his voice shares about his Mother');" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FrugalHacks/~3/pfZJfaA71mk/" target=_new>Meshing Love With Frugal Living14 May 2013, 10:46 am
Husband calls and with emotion in his voice shares about his Mother's Day visit to a dear friend of ours. Having just completed a work assignment at a conference on the East Coast, Husband drives north to spend some time with a widow woman now stricken heavy with Alzheimer's. In her 90's, this dear woman [...]
A Frugal Hero Sitting with Dear Friend, enjoying the view of Pennsylvania hills...
Valentine’s Day Tradition and How Love Stretches Remembering back to Valentine's Da...
- Citi Platinum Select / AAdvantage Visa Signature Card Review24 May 2013, 10:36 am
The promise of airline frequent flier credit cards relies on a premise — cardholders will actually be able to redeem a reasonable amount of their miles for award flights a reasonable amount of the time. Yet too many airlines have such poor award availability at the lowest mileage levels that customers feel rightfully betrayed by the airlines and the credit cards that offer their frequent flier miles. On the other hand, the Citi®...
- 10 Self-Improvement Apps to Make You Smarter, Stronger, and Happier24 May 2013, 10:24 am
There is an old adage that says "if you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got."
In other words, change is good.
Of course, implementing real change in our lives isn't always easy. We are a culture of habit — equating the familiar with the warm and fuzzy concepts of safety and security, even if the "familiar" isn't necessarily good for us. As a result, we resist change as long as we can, al...
- Best Money Tips: Writing the Perfect Cover Letter24 May 2013, 10:03 am
Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on writing the perfect cover letter, why gas prices keep going up, and retirement advice from real people.
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7 Tips to Writing the Perfect Cover Letter — To write the perfect cover letter, keep it clean and don't bring up your weaknesses. [PopSugar Smart Living]
Why Do Gas Prices Keep Going Up (and What You Can Do to Save) — Yo...
- Today is the anniversary of Star Wars opening in 1977. How to Draw Yoda25 May 2013, 2:00 pm
Learn to draw the most powerful Jedi Master in the Star Wars universe--and the coolest one to boot! This tutorial will walk you through drawing Yoda in just a few easy steps....
- There is lunar eclipse for a large portion of the world...How to Photograph the Moon25 May 2013, 8:00 am
Evocative moon photos are a real talking point when done well. Unfortunately, it's not a case of simply pointing your camera moon-ward and shooting; doing that might be tempting but the end photo won't be worth viewing let alone sharing with others. Instead, once you're aware of what you need by way of a lens and how to tweak the aperture and shutter speed, you'll be able to get great shots of the moon. With a little photo-taking know-how, the moon might just become one of your favorite photo su...
- How to Get Cheap Cable Television25 May 2013, 2:00 am
With all of the TV options available these days, it can be hard to find an affordable cable package that works for you. If you do not want hundreds of channels, but just want to get a few channels for a low price, you have come to the right place. This article will show you how to get the cheapest cable available in your area....
- Nowme & Rashid Love Living Small — Small Cool Contest25 May 2013, 7:00 pm
Like this Small Cool 2013 contest entry? Favorite it below! Name: Nowme & Rashid Location: Brooklyn , NY Square Feet: 575 Division: Tiny What I Love About My Small Home: We love that we live here together and that our home reflects who we are. We are minimalists and enjoy living small. But this space never really feels small. It has this great open layout and high ceilings, which gives it a loft-like feel. We also love our community, the artwork that we've created for the a...
- Victoria's City Contrast — Small Cool Contest25 May 2013, 6:30 pm
Like this Small Cool 2013 contest entry? Favorite it below! Name: Victoria Location: Hong Kong Hong Kong Square Feet: 350 Division: International What I Love About My Small Home: The contrast to the city outside. It's on the 3rd floor of an incense dusted walk-up building overlooking Hong Kong's oldest temple, yet has a lofty, contemporary feel. More ...
- Jane's Perfect Size — Small Cool Contest25 May 2013, 6:00 pm
Like this Small Cool 2013 contest entry? Favorite it below! Name: Jane Location: Chicago, IL Square Feet: 400 Division: Teeny-Tiny What I Love About My Small Home: It's the perfect size for me and my dog, Darcy. Although each room is small, I like having separate rooms for sleeping, eating, and lounging. More ...
- Bold & Noble Geometric Prints + Weekly Wrap Up24 May 2013, 5:00 pm
We made it through design season and it’s time for a little holiday break. It’s as if the holiday gods know that the design industry could use a few days off after walking around The Javits Center row by row. We’re still prepping and loading posts on all the incredible furniture, textiles, wallpaper and cards... ...
- in the kitchen with: valerie rice’s fava bean and arugula pesto orecchiette24 May 2013, 4:00 pm
Fava beans are in season, the weather is looking up, meals are moving outdoors. These are three good reasons to try blogger and entertainer Valerie Rice’s recipe for fava beans and arugula pesto orecchiette. I admit that I am not a big fan of shelling fava beans, but the flavor of this final dish was... ...
- Small Measures: Homemade Watercolors24 May 2013, 3:00 pm
I share my home, and my life, with an MFA-toting husband (whose concentration was in painting and color therapy), and an active, inquisitive, art-loving 2 year-old. Between the two of them and my own ongoing craft projects and homemade gift-making endeavors, suffice to say, there is a good deal of paint in our lives. Over... ...
- Well Defined Modern Personality: House in South-Western Australia25 May 2013, 11:34 am
The idea that generated the design of this House in South-Western Australia was to achieve a reflection of the surrounding landscapes through materials and living spaces evoking openness: “the project displays the paired ideas of meandering and built formality, reflecting the relationship between the natural contours of bushland (emblematic of the site’s iconic Margaret River view, with its rolling riverYou're reading Well Defined Modern Personality: House in South-Western Austra...
- A Sense of Volume And Love For Wood: Modern House in Portland24 May 2013, 9:53 pm
Wood is one of the fine materials that never go out of trend. It’s an inspiration for all architecture enthusiasts out there because it’s both modern and classy. It’s like the little black dress from a woman’s wardrobe. It’s bold and influential and it establishes a connection between man and the environment. It is warm and familiar and most ofYou're reading A Sense of Volume And Love For Wood: Modern House in Portland originally posted on Freshome.
- Old vs New: The Spectacular House Guarded by a Jacaranda Tree in Brisbane, Australia24 May 2013, 5:54 pm
Recently renewed by Loucas Zahos Architects…, the Taringa House, located in a tranquil suburb of Brisbane, Australia boasts a wonderful interior characterised by transparence and brightness. Originally, Taringa House functioned as a worker’s cottage. After the “intervention”, only a few of the original elements were kept. One of the elements was the street façade (the client’s wish was toYou're reading Old vs New: The Spectacular House Guarded by a Jacaranda Tree in ...
- Free Download: Abstract Backgrounds23 May 2013, 11:17 am
Abstract backgrounds can prove to be quite useful in your own work for designing websites, wallpapers, posters, and other items. Today we have a set of 5 abstract backgrounds (3500 pixels by 2000 pixels) that can be downloaded and used in your own work.
- Create a Sidebar that Sticks Within an Element22 May 2013, 11:15 am
You');" href="http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/web-development/sticky-sidebar/" target=_new>Create a Sidebar that Sticks Within an Element22 May 2013, 11:15 am
You've probably seen this trick used before with social icons or a sidebar that sticks to the top of your screen as you scroll down the page.
The problem is that often they don't stop scrolling and up either disappearing behind another element or overlapping something they shouldn't, which looks cheap and unprofessional.
In this tutorial we'll create a 'sticky element' that only scrolls until the maximum height of it's parent element which will prevent that unsightly overflow.
Let's start wit...
- 40 Stunning Doodles for Inspiration21 May 2013, 11:34 am
When it comes to art and design sometimes the best way to boost your own creativity is to browse inspirational works of art from others. In this article we');" href="http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/galleries/doodles/" target=_new>40 Stunning Doodles for Inspiration21 May 2013, 11:34 am
When it comes to art and design sometimes the best way to boost your own creativity is to browse inspirational works of art from others. In this article we'll showcase 40 examples of amazing doodles. The hand-drawn style is one that can be used in a variety of different ways and on all kinds of different projects. You could incorporate doodled elements in a web design, business card, poster, t-shirt, or just about anything.
The items shown here come from various artists. Most of them are availa...
- Composer continues to attract musical believers25 May 2013, 10:00 am
Atheist philosopher Alain de Botton tries to convince other atheists that religion has its uses, and worshippers of Richard Wagner flock to Lucerne for a sensory experience.
- Artist creates his own Japan in Switzerland25 May 2013, 9:00 am
My name is David');" href="http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/Artist_creates_his_own_Japan_in_Switzerland.html?rss=true&cid=35920216" target=_new>Artist creates his own Japan in Switzerland25 May 2013, 9:00 am
My name is David "Takashi" Favrod. I was born on July 2, 1982, in Kobe, Japan, to a Japanese mother and a Swiss father. When I was six months old, my parents decided to come and live in Vionnaz, a small village in the lower Valais.
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- Chinese leader holds out promise of more deals24 May 2013, 8:04 pm
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang says a free trade accord with Switzerland should serve as an example for closer relations with other European countries. He believes a deal with the Swiss finance industry will also boost the economy in Switzerland.